The card is slated to serve as Bellator’s inaugural event in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Promotion officials announced the booking Friday following an initial report by ESPN.
Caldwell (12-1) will return to the division he competed in for his first six fights of his career for the special one-off match against Lahat. “The Wolf” began his career as an undefeated featherweight but moved down to 135 pounds in 2015; he has since ripped off a 6-1 record and captured the Bellator bantamweight title with a unanimous decision over Eduardo Dantas. A 30-year-old NCAA wrestling champion, Caldwell defended his belt with a first-round stoppage over Leandro Higo this past March.
Lahat (12-3), meanwhile, has strung together a successful 3-1 run since signing with Bellator in late 2016. A veteran of the Octagon, the 34-year-old Israel native kicked off his Bellator run with back-to-back submission wins over Scott Cleve and Lloyd Carter, then rebounded from a loss to Henry Corrales by outpointing Jeremiah Labiano at Bellator 188.
A four-time NCAA All-American wrestler, Storley is a perfect 3-0 in Bellator competition. He’ll look to preserve that unbeaten run against Matthews, a longtime Bellator fighter who snapped a career-worst four-fight losing streak earlier this year with a split decision win over Kendall Grove.
Bellator 204 takes place at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. The night’s main card airs live on Paramount Network.